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Whitelaw, Alberta

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The location of Whitelaw

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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Whitelaw.

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Around Whitelaw ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Peace River. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the east of Whitelaw. Peace River has a population of 6,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Fairview. It is located about 12 miles [19 km] to the west of Whitelaw and has a population of 3,200 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Whitelaw and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2006
Berwyn   [Map]   516   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bluesky   [Map]   ---   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Brownvale   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Donnelly   [Map]   293   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Eaglesham   [Map]   ---   S   23 miles [37 km]
Falher   [Map]   941   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Girouxville   [Map]   282   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Grimshaw   [Map]   2,537   E   18 miles [29 km]
Hines Creek   [Map]   430   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Nampa   [Map]   360   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Poplar Ridge   [Map]   ---   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Rycroft   [Map]   638   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Isidore   [Map]   ---   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Spirit River   [Map]   1,148   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Woking   [Map]   ---   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirectionDistance
Dixonville   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Dunvegan   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Eureka River   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jean Cote   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Marie Reine   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Peoria   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Reno   [Map]     E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Shaftesbury Settlement   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Tangent   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Wanham   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Watino   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]

Curious and Interesting Names Near Whitelaw ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bluesky   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest of Whitelaw   [Map]
Chinook Valley   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Gage   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]
Judah   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Last Lake   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Peace River   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the East   [Map]
Scotswood   -   23 miles [37 km] to the West   [Map]
Tangent   -   26 miles [41.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Whitelaw.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Whitelaw. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the Province of Alberta

    Alberta Tourism

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

Airports Near Whitelaw ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Whitelaw.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Fairview Airport   [Map]   CEB5   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Peace River Airport(YPE/CYPE)   [Map]   CYPE   ENE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Spirit River Airport   [Map]   CFS5   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Whitelaw.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Whitelaw. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Peace River Airport(YPE/CYPE)   [Map]   CYPE   ENE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Grande Prairie Airport (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]   CYQU   SSW   71 miles [114.3 km]
Dawson Creek Airport (IATA:YDQ)   [Map]   CYDQ   WSW   85 miles [136.8 km]
Fort St. John Airport (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]   CYXJ   W   102 miles [164.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Fairview Airport   [Map]   CEB5   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Spirit River Airport   [Map]   CFS5   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Donnelly Airport   [Map]   CFM4   SE   46 miles [74 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Edmonton Internationl Airport   (YEG/CYEG)   [Map]
        Website for Edmonton Internationl Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Peace River Airport   (YPE/CYPE)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Grande Prairie Airport   (YQU/CYQU)   [Map]
        Website for Grande Prairie Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
Fort St. John Airport   (YXJ/CYXJ)   [Map]
        Website for Fort Saint John Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alberta

About Alberta

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Whitelaw. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Province of Alberta:

Footnotes ...

<1>Unless noted otherwise, the population counts we use should be considered estimates. Our population values for Whitelaw were taken from various sources and although they can be traced back to Statistics Canada (StatCan), they should not be considered official.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance from Whitelaw. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Whitelaw) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Whitelaw. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Whitelaw

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Whitelaw. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 56.1092, Longitude: -118.0762     [Map].

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Whitelaw), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Whitelaw.